White's Directories

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White's Directories were a series of directory publications issued by William White of Sheffield, England, beginning in the 1820s.[1][2] White began his career in publishing by working for Edward Baines.[3][nb 1]


  1. ^ By the 1850s Sheffield had two professional directory publishers: William White (34 Collegiate Crescent, Broomhall Park) and Francis White (Broomhall Terrace, 104 Ecclesall New Road)[4][5]


  1. ^ White, William (1882), "White's Directories (advert)", White's general and commercial directory of Hull, Established 1822
  2. ^ Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory for the Whole of Scotland and of the Isle of Man, ... Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Birmingham, Sheffield, Carlisle, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London: J. Pigot & Co., 1837
  3. ^ M. T. Wild and G. Shaw (1974). "Locational Behaviour of Urban Retailing during the Nineteenth Century: The Example of Kingston upon Hull". Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (61): 101–118. doi:10.2307/621602. JSTOR 621602.
  4. ^ Post office directory of Sheffield. Kelley and Co. 1854.
  5. ^ John Parker Anderson (1881), "Yorkshire: Sheffield", Book of British Topography: a Classified Catalogue of the Topographical Works in the Library of the British Museum Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, London: W. Satchell

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